About 100 delegates set for Dakar forum

Monday, October 02, 2017

About one hundred Gambian delegates are set to leave for Dakar on Wednesday 4 October 2017 to attend a two-day forum for public and private sector institutions in Senegal and The Gambia.

The forum will be held from 5 to 6 October 2017, at the King Fahad Palace in Dakar, Senegal.

The Gambian delegation includes four cabinet ministers, among other government officials and members of the public and private sector institutions, who will meet with their Senegalese counterparts during the two-day discussions.

Dubbed, “bringing the people of Senegambia in a single interactive-business-platform”, is aimed at bringing together the people of both countries in a single-interactive-business-platform with a view to exchanging businesses and exploring further business opportunities.

The forum is being organised by the Senegalo-Gambia Permanent Secretariat, in collaboration with the Senegalese-Gambian Association for Integration and Socio-economic Development.

In an interview with this paper, Ambassador Paul Badji, Executive Secretary of the Senegalo-Gambian Permanent Secretariat, said that the forum is one way of achieving its aim, by bringing together stakeholders from both countries in a round-table discussion and allowing them to discuss issues and formulate strategies that will bring the desired sustainable development for both countries.

Ambassador Badji pointed out that the second edition is due in The Gambia and the objectives of the forum is to open dialogue, consultation and partnership at the highest authority within institutions, in order to provide accelerated progress for the realisation of the protocols and agreements, signed by the two states.

Badji said that they want to have both public and private actors together to network among themselves; hence they might have many opportunities to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and joint venture in all areas. 

Author: Cherno Omar Bobb
Source: Picture: Ambassador Paul Badji